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The potential for a more clinical approach to child welfare supervision to promote practice and case outcomes : a qualitative study in four states.
The Clinical Supervisor (2010)
  • Crystal Collins-Camargo, University of Louisville
  • Kenneth Millar, Florida Gulf Coast University
Abstract
This article describes qualitative findings from a mixed method study of the impact of implementing clinical supervision in four public child welfare agencies. Particular emphasis is on the development of learning organizational cultures, promotion of self-reflective and evidence-informed practice, and outcomes-focused approaches to working with families. Themes identified from 15 focus groups with supervisors are provided, in terms of their use of clinical techniques, observed changes in supervisor and worker practice, and client outcomes attributed to the project. This study provides a rationale for clinical supervision in the child welfare setting, and the linkage between it and desired outcome achievement.
Keywords
  • child welfare,
  • clinical supervision,
  • evidence-informed practice
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Publication Date
2010
DOI
10.1080/07325223.2010.517491
Citation Information
Crystal Collins-Camargo and Kenneth Millar. "The potential for a more clinical approach to child welfare supervision to promote practice and case outcomes : a qualitative study in four states." The Clinical Supervisor Vol. 29 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 164 - 187 ISSN: 1545-231X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystal-collins-camargo/45/